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UWindsor promotes awareness of cultural diversity in Celebration of Nations

The university held a day of celebration to showcase the heritage of its students.

Students put on performances at the school to showcase their heritage

There were booths set up for people to learn more about a number of countries and their culture. (Tony Smyth/CBC)

A marching band, student performances and demonstrations were just some of the elements from the University of Windsor's Celebration of Nations event.

It's the 14th annual celebration, where the institution raises awareness of the cultural diversity that exists on campus.

Beth Oakley, director of the International Student Centre at the university, said there are almost 4,000 international students from more than 90 countries attending the school.

"University of Windsor has always been one of the more diverse universities in Ontario, and we just love to celebrate that," she said.

A peek at the performances and demonstrations at the university on Thursday. 1:14

There were display booths set up at the CAW Student Centre, where students set up posters, food, clothing and more for others to learn about their heritage and culture.

"We just love to celebrate that, we want to make it bigger and better every year and involve more students," Oakley said.

With files from Tony Smyth

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